Bankside Gallery Free


Bankside Gallery is the gallery of the Royal Watercolour Society and the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers. The gallery runs a changing programme of exhibitions of contemporary watercolours and original prints by members of the two societies, offering visitors the opportunity to purchase these works at affordable prices.

Prices and Opening Times

Child Ticket FREE
Family Ticket FREE
Concession Ticket FREE
Adult Ticket FREE

Opening Times

During exhibitions opened daily 11:00 - 18:00. Admission is free.

Due to display preparation time, gallery will close in between. Please check the website for exhibition times.

Venue Details & Map

Bankside Gallery

48 Hopton Street
+44 (0)20 7928 7521
Public transport:
Southwark: Turn left onto Blackfriars Rd, head towards the Thames, turn right into Southwark St, left into Hopton St.Blackfriars: turn left onto Blackfriars Bridge, cross the

Facilities & Accessibility

Access into the Building
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Payment Facilities
Free entry

Yelp Reviews

8.00 out of 5
based on 5 reviews

Top 5 reviews of Bankside Gallery

4.0 out of 5
10 October 2012
by aReviewer

A little gallery tucked away, but close to the waterfront.

It is a quiet traditional gallery that has a nice mix of art work, local scenes and scenes that are refreshingly different from the usual-naked -woman, mad crazy styles that you see in London all too much. It is a little quirky but it is like a little adventure looking through the pictures. A nice place to buy a picture, although watch... more

4.0 out of 5
16 December 2008
by Hannah B.

The Bankside Gallery has nothing on the hype and fame of the Tate Modern, but whenever visiting the Tate I always leave time to look around this little gallery next door.

Home to the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers and the Royal Watercolour society, the exhibitions change regularly but are consistently of a high standard, featuring a variety of artists working in very different... more

4.0 out of 5
18 October 2009
by Jamie G.

Always worth popping into this small gallery and home to the Royal Watercolour Society. Here you can also buy affordable art, I like the variety of art on display in this small space, and the often seeming randomness of the hangings. more

4.0 out of 5
18 February 2016
by Elle R.

Never a dull moment in Bankside Gallery. They exhibit some of the most beautiful artwork created by artists. I always leave this place feeling inspired. Definitely worth checking out! more

4.0 out of 5
10 August 2015
by Jules H.

As part of my two day art binge I visited this gallery and I think it is a great space. Most of the art is prints, but there also watercolours and a few drawings. All of it is really affordable. Because of that and the really nice man behind the till I forgive them them the few tourist prints they sell. more

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